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NTSB Sets Date For Public Hearing On Metro Crash

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By Jonathan Wilson

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for a public hearing on last June's Metrorail crash.

The NTSB will hold the hearing on February 23rd and 24th to try to gather more information for the crash investigation. The NTSB says topics will include Metro's actions to address safety issues and the oversight of the whole Metro system.

The board doesn't call for hearings in every case it investigates. Hearings can last several days, and investigators can subpoena a wide array of witnesses.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which runs Metro, declined to comment on the NTSB's decision to hold the hearing.

The crash on the red line on June 22nd between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations was the worst in Metro's history. Nine people were killed and dozens were injured.

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